Wilshere Confirms Higuain Move….On Twitter?!
The internet and social media sites were awash with speculation last night that Jack Wilshere had inadvertently confirmed Gonzalo Higuain’s arrival at Arsenal after following the Argentinean on Twitter!
Higuain has been ‘one the verge’ of completing his protracted move to the Emirates for what feels like forever now. He’s ‘agreed terms’ more times than I care to remember and he’s been ‘set for a medical’ almost as much as Yann M’Vila was last summer, but still we await any official news from Arsenal or Real Madrid.
So you could forgive some Gooners for getting a little over excited when they noticed that young Jack Wilshere had followed Higuain last night on Twitter.
I read comments like “we’re definitely buying Higuain, Wilshere just followed him!“. Jumping the gun a little but when you’re waiting for a record signing to be announced, fans can sometimes look into things wayyyyy to much.
Of course there is a small chance that Jack knows something we don’t and prematurely followed his soon-to-be new team-mate, but I still think that’s highly unlikely.
Wilshere’s ‘Twitter-gate’ came just hours after ESPN published an interview with him where he was asked about the prospect of Higuain joining the club, and he seemed excited by the idea and had some changing room banter already lined up:
Are you excited about the prospect of Gonzalo Higuain joining the club?
I’ve never played against him, but anyone who plays for Real Madrid and Argentina has to be quality.
[Wilshere’s eyes widen and he smiles] That’s the sort of picture that will go right up on the bulletin board in the changing room. Some of the lads like to put up photos of other players’ wives and girlfriends and have a bit of banter.
Let’s hope today’s the day we hear something regarding Higuain as I’m not sure how much more of this waiting Arsenal fans can take.
Jack Wilshere itching for Gonzalo Higuain’s Arsenal arrival
Jack Wilshere has expressed his excitement about Arsenal’s pursuit of Gonzalo Higuain.
The England midfielder reckons the Real Madrid hitman is exactly the right kind of player Arsene Wenger needs to be targeting if the Gunners are going to mount a serious title challenge to Manchester United.
‘You look at the type of players like Higuain we’re trying to bring in and you’ve got to be encouraged,’ he said.
‘I’ve never played against him but anyone who plays for Real Madrid and Argentina has to be quality.
‘I think we need a few more, not to step right into the team but to add to the squad. We need our squad to be as deep as United’s and City’s.
‘They can change their back four completely and still win. There’s no way United would have won the Premier League trophy with 18 players.’
Wilshere also gave Gunners fans a boost by confirming he’s fully fit and raring to go for the new season.
When asked about his recovery progress from the ankle injury which restricted his first team appearances towards the end of last season, he said: ‘100 percent. I’m really looking forward to having a solid preseason.
‘I haven’t had one in two years and once you miss it, you’re always playing catch-up.
‘It’s a chance to show the manager that you deserve to be in the team and I think there’s going to be competition for a few spots.
‘But that’s a good thing. If you’re going to challenge for trophies, you need a big squad. You can’t expect 11 players to do it every week.’
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